Storage devices hangs my laptop

By Tufan Naiya
Apr 25, 2008
  1. Usb port of my laptop (compaq presario V3000 series) was working properly. But suddenly i noticed that my laptop hangs when it is connected with any storage device (pen drive or camera ). It seems that USB port is probably working well bcoz it does not create any problem when a printer or mouse is connected. CD drive is working fine.

    I have uninstalled some newly installed programme or resored the system in earlier point. Please help me
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Tufan Naiya

    Tufan Naiya TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it happens on all USB port
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Other than checking the links in my post above. (in blue)

    Sometimes this fault with USB can be PowerSupply related.
    Just not enough power getting to the USB connections.

    This can be a result of heat built up with internal dust/debri near (or in) your internal fan, you may need to Clean the fan (or blow out all the dust) and try again.
  5. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    Kimsland, I had a laptop with a USB issue and it turned out to be the heat related power supply problem that you describe above. Unfortunately, it was not just dust (though that may have been the initial cause) that needed cleaning. I ultimately had to replace the power supply as it was basically fried. Amazing how hot they can actually get when fried, by the way.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks NetCablesPlus, whilst searching for other causes, I noticed that one user stated that removing his battery allowed USB to work. !

    So it does lean towards hardware related cause (heat and power at that)

    USB is always the first to go :(
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